From the monthly archives:

August 2014

Whiskey Innovation Radar

August 9, 2014

Many industries mistakenly connect business innovation only with product development or traditional R&D. In fact business innovation has a much wider range of applications. Business innovation is about New Value, not New Things, it is relevant only if it creates value for customers – and therefor for the firms. Innovation can take place in any […]

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Who Owns the Major Brands of the World?

August 8, 2014

Looking out into the world today, it’s easy to see why brands are more important now than at any time in the past 100 years. Brands are psychology and science brought together as a promise as opposed to a trademark and they are increasingly important for consumer choice, in a world of too many options. […]

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Ruhrgebiet – A Story of Successful Transformation

August 7, 2014

Ruhrgebiet, an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is a good example of successful place management. I wrote briefly about this region in a previous article, mentioning it as one of examples of popular man-made travel destinations. What makes this place so special is its successful metamorphosis from a sprawling post-industrial region to a cultural […]

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Public consultation on EU Urban Agenda and the Integrated Territorial Investment platform

August 6, 2014

Public consultation is a regulatory process by which the public’s input on matters affecting them is sought. Now a new EU public consultation has been announced, that ought to help all great cities of the European Union in preparing the necessary Integrated Territorial Investment platform. Following the news from a few days ago that the […]

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Partnerships in action : Bearing introduces AHHHA

August 5, 2014

It is difficult to develop the best solutions in the vacuum, therefore we at Bearing know how important is to work with partners around the world.  Partnerships allow us to combine external innovative way of thinking and our long experience consulting for clients. I am pleased to share with you that recently we started partnering […]

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The Origin of Cooperation

August 4, 2014

"The modern human behaviours of technological innovation, making art and rapid cultural exchange probably came at the same time that we developed a more cooperative temperament" – Robert Cieri A couple of years ago, I wrote an article here on The Bearing Wave about The Evolution of Cooperation. In that article I discussed how we […]

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The new enterprise operating model

August 3, 2014

The reconciliation of information technology and business has been a persistent theme over the past ten years, and for good reasons. At a certain point in time, the IT department constrained enterprise behaviour, and senior-level management widely regarded it as a cost, and even as a hindrance. But what happens to the enterprise when the […]

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Next Stop Monaco

August 2, 2014

Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso This article is about the Principality of Monaco, a unique place in the world. It is also about the current challenges for Monaco and what other places like Dubai do to compete with the unique principality. Below is a picture of the principality from above. The […]

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Pollution to Plastic

August 1, 2014

We must protect the environment, pollute less and live in more sustainable ways if we are to leave a healthy Earth to our children. The solution is in innovation and many business companies across the world work to find more sustainable ways to make our economy more environmentally friendly. This morning on TV, I watched […]

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